Arlington Heights Woman Hit By Car Monday Morning Near Pioneer Park At Kaspar Ave And Grove St Has Died

The Arlington Heights woman was hit by a car near Grove St and Kaspar Avenue while walking her dog near Pioneer Park has died at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge.

Barbara Rose Leinonen, 58, died Wednesday, according to a statement from her family, which was released by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

"The family has asked that we all respect their wishes for privacy."

-- Family Statement from Lutheran General Hospital

Leinonen was hit shortly before 6:55 a.m. Monday by a Volkswagen Golf that was west bound on Grove Street at Kaspar Avenue, Arlington Heights police Capt. Andrew Whowell said.

Arlington Heights Police Department is conducting a speed analysis, and getting search warrants for the 16-year-old driver's wireless phone records -- routine procedure in a serious accident. Arlington Heights police Capt. Andrew Whowell expects the investigation to be completed later this week.

The driver of the Volkswagen Golf has not been charged or cited, as of Wednesday.

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